Backyard Garden Plot Pictures – Week 41 of 52
Even though the growing season is winding down, there are still plenty of vegetables to see in our backyard garden. The fava beans I planted a few weeks ago are doing well and are now about 4 inches tall. I planted these as a cover crop to give the soil in this bed a boost next spring.
The kale tree is still hanging in there, and the Swiss chard is alive and kicking too.
The potato patch and bean tepees are gone, but I have a cool idea on how to use this space for next year. Would you believe I’ve already starting mapping out next years garden? I’m a total nerd.
The nighttime temps have been in the mid 40’s lately so everything in our unheated greenhouse is still alive. We still have a couple of tomato plants that are producing as well as lettuce, peas and our lemon tree.
Every time I check on our purple cabbage plants there are a few more tiny holes in them. I’m not sure what kind of bug is munching on the outer leaves, but hopefully they’ll stay away from the main heads of cabbage long enough for us to harvest them.
A view of the backyard.
The pumpkin patch. We picked the pumpkins earlier this week so now all that’s left is cleaning up the growing area.
Yep, we’ve got plenty of Swiss chard.
And last but not least, the raspberry patch.
Winter is on its way that’s for sure. Let’s hope I can finish up the rest of my fall garden chores before the weather gets too nasty.
Peace Out Girl Scouts I’m off to go hang out with The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird.
Have a great Sunday,
This years garden is being sponsored by the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company. You can check out their website HERE, order their new 2013 Garden Seed Catalog HERE, or visit my online boyfriend Ryan’s blog HERE.
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